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On the optimization of HDD arms with piezoelectric actuation

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Kiyono, Cesar Yukishigue [1] ; Nakasone, Paulo Henrique [1] ; Yoo, Jeonghoon [2] ; Motta Mello, Luis Augusto [1] ; Nelli Silva, Emilio Carlos [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Mechatron & Mech Syst Engn, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Yonsei Univ, Sch Mech Engn, Seoul 120749 - South Korea
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: FINITE ELEMENTS IN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN; v. 88, p. 118-127, OCT 1 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 0

As storage data density in hard-disk drives (HDDs) increases, precision positioning of HDD heads becomes a more relevant issue to ensure enormous amounts of data to be properly written and read. Since the traditional single-stage voice coil motor cannot satisfy the positioning requirement of high-density tracks per inch HDDs, dual-stage servo systems have been proposed to overcome this matter, by using voice coil motors to coarsely move the HDD head while piezoelectric actuators provide fine and fast positioning. Thus, the aim of this work is to apply topology optimization to design HDD arms, by finding optimal placement of base-plate and piezoelectric material for high precision positioning HDD heads. Topology optimization is a structural optimization technique that combines the finite element method with optimization algorithms, and it uses a rational approximation of material properties to vary the material properties between ``void{''} and ``filled{''} portions. The design problem consists in generating optimized structures that provide maximized displacements, appropriate structural stiffness, and resonance phenomena avoidance. The requirements are achieved by applying formulations to maximize displacement, first resonance frequency, and structural stiffness. The implementation of the algorithm and results that confirm the feasibility of the approach in obtaining improved conceptual designs are presented. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/18210-6 - Optimized design of electro-thermally driven microsystems considering non-linearity, response time reduction and functionally-graded materials
Grantee:Luis Augusto Motta Mello
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/02387-4 - Innovative piezocomposite devices for nanopositioning and energy harvesting
Grantee:Emílio Carlos Nelli Silva
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants